As warmer weather quickly approaches the DFW area, it is time property owners and renters start thinking about how to prep their properties for the upcoming season. Whether your property is vacant or occupied, it is important to think about the seasonal changes coming.
1. Address Landscaping Issues
If your property experienced heavy ice this past winter, chances are there is plenty of yard work to be done to spruce things up in both your front and back yards.
Here are some things you can start doing now:
• Trim the hedges. This will help with new growth and prevent break off from damaged branches caused by winter storms.
• Clean the ground space. Keeping your yard clear of branches and leaves that may still be there from the winter months can help grass coming back in for the spring.
• Prepare for weeds. Right before spring fully blooms, it is a good idea to think about preparing for the inevitable weed growth
2. Examine the Exterior
It is easy to forget how much wear and tear the exterior of your investment property experiences over time. Before the weather gets too hot, inspect the exterior of your property. Check for worn out weather-stripping on all doors and windows. Further, make sure there are no cracks in the existing exterior. These two things, if left untreated can lead to unwanted bugs.
Here are some other key things to look out for:
• Broken or missing shingles
• Damaged and cluttered gutters
• Roof flashing that may have detached during storms
3. Backyard Necessities
Beyond needing to clean up your ground space and trim your trees and shrubs, now is the best time to prep your property’s backyard with all of the landscaping necessities
Here are some of the things your yard is likely to need at some point during peak gardening season:
• A good hose
• Sprinkler system
• Rakes, brooms ( unless hiring a crew)
• Pool supplies (if applicable)
4. Inspect the HVAC Systems
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units always take a beating regardless of what season it is. Inspect your property’s HVAC systems before the Texas summer heat. Routine maintenance keeps the unit in good working order and reveals issues before they end up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars to fix.
5. Wash Windows
The exterior portion of your property’s windows are likely dirtier than either you or your renters know. Having clean windows will add a little extra curb appeal to your property.
In the end, preparing your investment property for the upcoming warm season does not have to be difficult or time-consuming if you get started sooner rather than later.
In addition, by having an experienced property management company on hand like All County Property Management Group we will help make the seasonal transition easy for you to have a beautiful, safe, and springtime-ready investment property.
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